Monday, May 3, 2010

getting acquainted with my garden

It's been spring for what, like, three weeks? And this garden is already growing like crazy! Every day I go back there, there's something blooming that wasn't there before. I especially love the random rhubarb plant growing underneath the tree with the white petals (which, by the way, isn't listed on the landscape map I got from the previous owners. Anyone happen to know what it is?)

I took a little break from working on the house this weekend and tackled the garden instead. If you're craving dandelion greens in your salad this week, feel free to come on over and harvest away in my backyard. It's full of them.

Even without touching the grass, I still ended up with quite a collection from the patio and walkway and flower beds:

Plus, I'm lucky to have a good friend who l-o-v-e-s to mow lawns. As in, he begs me to let him come over and use the mower because he loves it that much. Saturday night during our kickball team BBQ at the house he even snuck out and grabbed the mower. He'd finished the back yard by the time we found him.

All to say, my yard is looking pretty good now. We'll see how long that lasts.